Election chaupal in Delhi’s Paranthe Wali Gali reveals the capital’s mood

New Delhi: Paranthe Wali Gali is Delhi’s world-famous lane of fried bread. Delhi, specifically Old Delhi, is a haven for food lovers.

Some of the city’s most renowned and popular legendary street food stalls are within the winding lanes of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.

This area of town is a throwback in time – things are ancient and classic. No food tour of Delhi would be complete without visiting crowded lanes of Paranthe Wali Gal.

It is not the easiest place in Delhi to find, but just walk through the back alleys of Chandni Chowk, ask locals, and eventually you’ll find it – in all its glory.

The alley is usually packed out with pedestrians. It is so full it is almost hard to walk through the density.

Suddenly you can smell the parathas being fried – the aroma of Paranthe Wali Gali. On this backstreet there are a number of restaurants all serving parathas.

Part of the joy of eating on Paranthe Wali Gali is the crowded ambiance, everyone searching for the delicious flavours of a paratha fried bread.

In such an atmosphere an election chaupal was set up and chaupal’s rules are already fixed.

Dainik Bhaskar Sahib, if you do not print my name, then the things will come from my heart. After the consent, the grey-bearded Maulana said – Those who are saying all the time that Modi will return to power are themselves not sure. And there is fear even in the hearts of those who are claiming that Modi will be defeated. The picture is totally unclear.

‘Decide who you are choosing: PM or MP’

A young man who looked like an intellectual said- First, it should be decided that we have to choose MP or PM. What kind of government will you choose if you choose an army of bad MPs for the sake of a good PM?
A middle-aged person sitting on a vegetable handcart said- There should be a capable leader to run the country.

How many seats will the parties win?

There were different answers to the question of how many seats the parties will win and who will form the government. Some of the answers:

NDA will get the majority. Seats will be a little less compared to last time.

NDA will not get majority but will form the government with the support of some regional parties.

NDA seats will come down to around 225. BJP will form the government. There will be no consensus on the name of Modi.

NDA will get fewer than 200 seats.

Congress will form the government with the support of regional parties. In such a situation, there will be a conflict for the post of Prime Minister.

And, what will happen in Delhi?

If AAP and Congress agree on seat sharing then it will be difficult for BJP to win a single seat.

If there is no alliance between the two then all seven seats will go to BJP.

No, there will still be a keen contest. Two seats each will go to Congress and AAP and remaining three to BJP.